Coomans and Nair, 1975
Diagnosis: Medium-sized nematodes (1.4 - 1.7 mm long), with C-shaped
body. Lip region offset, with low rounded lips. Odontostyle
fusiform. Guiding ring 'single'. Anterior part of oesophagus
quite muscular, separated from posterior part by short isthmus-like section.
Muscle bundles of oesophageal sheath almost straight. Anterior genital
branch a short uterine sac (usually less than one body width). Vulva
circular. Vaginal lumen initially very wide and elliptical, then
cruciform; vaginal wall thick, not sclerotised. Tail conoid, sub-digitate,
longer than anal body width.
Type species: Dactyluraxonchium arcuatum (Thorne,
1964) Jairajpuri and Dhanachand, 1979.
Other species: D. watti (Yeates, 1979) n. comb.
Syn.: Axonchium (Dactyluraxonchium) watti Yeates,
Remarks: The subgenus Dactyluraxonchium was raised to
a genus by Jairajpuri and Dhanachand (1979)
(Description- Jairajpuri & Ahmad, 1992)
DNA Sequences Obtained